Pearson sworn in as U.S. international trade commissioner
Daniel R. Pearson was sworn in as commissioner of the U.S. International Trade Commission Oct. 8.
Pearson, a Republican from Minnesota, was appointed by President Bush Aug. 22, for a period expiring at the end of the second session of the 108th Congress.
Prior to his appointment, Pearson was assistant vice president of public affairs for Cargill in Minneapolis. His work focused mostly on trade policy issues, such as the World Trade Organization agricultural negotiations and U.S.-Mexico sweetener dispute.
In the early 1980s, he worked on Capitol Hill for Sen. Rudy Boschwitz on the Senate Agricultural Committee.